Is this the ultimate culinary experience?

It has all the ingredients for a remarkable feast.

Brought to you by Cunard.

Eager to enjoy an indulgent new culinary experience? This summer, British luxury cruise line Cunard invites you on a voyage of deliciousness to celebrate everything that’s special about our local food scene.

Cunard’s Great Australian Culinary Voyage on board the iconic Queen Elizabeth sets sail on 5 January 2024 and is the perfect opportunity to indulge your love of food, wine and all things gourmet while enjoying a luxury summer cruise.

Embarking on a seven-night journey departing from Melbourne, this round trip cruise will visit the ports of Adelaide and Hobart and promises to be an unforgettable experience.

An epicurean adventure

Among the famous Cunard ‘Queens’, Queen Elizabeth presents this cruise for culinary aficionados with a passion for fine dining. Guests will revel in exclusive masterclasses, insightful talks, and bespoke menus curated by iconic Australian chefs such as Karen Martini, Darren Purchese, and Mark Olive.

Karen Martini’s ricotta raviolo is exclusive to the Great Australian Culinary Voyage.

One of Australia’s most celebrated female chefs, Martini will take over Queen Elizabeth’s premium dining restaurant, The Verandah with an exceptional five-course degustation menu^. Martini has created dishes exclusively for the sailing, including her delicious ricotta raviolo with spanner crab, crema, caviar, bonito jelly, bottarga with white radish, bronze fennel, sorrel.

Enjoy the culinary creations of Karen Martini and Darren Purchese (both pictured), and Mark Olive whilst on board.

Respected pastry chef Purchese is returning to the culinary cruise after joining its inaugural 2023 voyage.

“I loved my first cruising experience aboard the Queen Elizabeth,” he tells Gourmet Traveller. “I can’t wait to come back and reconnect with the team. I will be bringing some of my favourite dishes, but also expect new flavour combinations, amazing fresh produce and old-school classics.”

Darren Purchese’s Glamington is revamped in Peach Melba flavour for the voyage.

This time the pastry chef extraordinaire is inviting guests to embark on a playful journey of the senses through his sweet creations as he adds a unique twist to Cunard’s beloved Champagne Afternoon Tea^. His signature Glamington will also return, this time in Peach Melba flavour.

Learn the tricks of the trade from Australia’s most loved TV presenter, chef and ex-MasterChef judge, Gary Mehigan who is joining Cunard’s culinary voyage for the first time and food icon, Mark Olive who specialises in Indigenous and native ingredients as they showcase their skills in live cooking demonstrations. Plus, enjoy exclusive masterclasses^ with leading wine and drinks expert Katie Spain

or join the incredible tour of McLaren Vale’s latest hotspots where wine meets food^.

The culinary delights keep on coming with bespoke shore excursions to Maggie Beer’s Farm, MONA and Port Arthur’s Lavender Farm^. Plus, Purchese will take guests to some of his favourite sweet spots in Melbourne^.

Luxury, elegance and opulence onboard Queen Elizabeth

While the gourmet delights of this voyage will tempt tastebuds, a trip on board the majestic Queen Elizabeth itself is a drawcard for travellers. The world-renowned mid-size ship has a higher space to passenger ratio than other ships this size, and has a reputation as the epitome of refined luxury.

Queen Elizabeth, your luxurious home for seven nights.

On board, immerse yourself in the beautiful art deco elegance of this regal vessel. Enjoy access to premium spaces, leisure and wellness facilities and a world of activities to do as much or as little as you please.

Entertainment options are endless – from the pleasure of spellbinding piano music over a cocktail to West End style shows to a game of croquet to the tranquillity of the spacious decks, there’s something for everyone.

Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at the Britannia Restaurant.

Accommodation options range from comfortable and convenient Britannia Staterooms to spacious Queens Grill Suites, and all are designed with luxury finishes. The Queens Grill Suites include private balconies, marble bathrooms, dedicated butler service, and most importantly for gourmands, access to the Queens Grill Restaurant, which emulates the world’s finest kitchens.

To find out more about the delicious Great Australian Culinary Voyage and other Cunard cruises, visit Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the best of Australian food and wine. Start planning a summer of luxury on board Cunard’s luxurious Queen Elizabeth.

^[Disclaimer] Some experiences are not included in the cruise fare and charges apply. Experiences must be booked prior to sailing. Spaces are limited and guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Guest speakers and chefs are confirmed to date, but may change at Cunard’s discretion due to unforeseen circumstances.

Brought to you by Cunard.

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